Editor Tested: 3 Lip Plumpers That Swell Without The Sting
If full, cushion-y lips are your #beautygoal, check out these editor-tested plumpers to get the look in minutes.
Estée Lauder New Dimension Plump + Fill Expert Lip Treatment
"I like the delivery system of this dual-ended product. I started by using the wand to apply the Expert Filler serum end, which immediately smoothed over any of the lines in my lips, then I topped it off with a sweep of the Expert Plumper, a balm. The consistency was a refreshing departure from the sticky texture I found with other lip plumpers. The combo created a more ample appearance without any burn or tingling. I also loved the fresh, slightly floral smell of the formula. The effect lasted a few hours—I did reapply in the middle of the day.” —Marianne Mychaskiw, Associate Beauty Editor
Grande Lips Hydrating Lip Plumper
“Grande Lips uses a collagen-based blend to plump lips instantly. It also claims to work as a lip moisturizer, thanks to ingredients like hyaluronic acid. I applied it like any other gloss, and experienced a slight tingling sensation for about ten minutes. That then gave way to more of a cooling effect that reminded me of wearing mint chapstick. All in all, it was comfortable on my lips, and definitely gave them a noticeable boost in terms of fullness. Plus, as someone with consistently chapped lips, I appreciated how it made my lips feel more hydrated.” —Sophie Wirt, Beauty Intern
GlamGlow Plumprageous Matte Lip Treatment
“I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that the cheeky packaging is one of the highlights here: The tube is built like a syringe, which might bring to mind the tools used to inject fillers. I chose the matte version since I wanted to wear it under my regular lip product, and I wasn’t disappointed: Thanks to added silicones, it worked like a primer, smoothing my lips to the point that my lipstick slid on more comfortably than usual. After about thirty seconds of wearing the spearmint and menthol-spiked formula, my mouth started tingling, but it was more energizing than uncomfortable. And after about another minute, I noticed my lips did in fact look more pillowy than they had before. I’m coming for you, Kylie.” —Dianna Mazzone, Assistant Beauty Editor